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Compass Bible Church

April 20

Pastor PJ & Pastor Rod's Daily Bible Podcast

DBR Audio

Psalms 121, 123-125, 128-130

My Help Comes from the Lord

A Song of Ascents.

121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
 From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
 who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
 he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
 will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
 the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
 nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
 he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
 your going out and your coming in
 from this time forth and forevermore.

Our Eyes Look to the Lord Our God

A Song of Ascents.

123:1 To you I lift up my eyes,
 O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants
 look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant
 to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
 till he has mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
 for we have had more than enough of contempt.
Our soul has had more than enough
 of the scorn of those who are at ease,
 of the contempt of the proud.

Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

124:1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
 let Israel now say—
if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
 when people rose up against us,
then they would have swallowed us up alive,
 when their anger was kindled against us;
then the flood would have swept us away,
 the torrent would have gone over us;
then over us would have gone
 the raging waters.

Blessed be the Lord,
 who has not given us
 as prey to their teeth!
We have escaped like a bird
 from the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
 and we have escaped!

Our help is in the name of the Lord,
 who made heaven and earth.

The Lord Surrounds His People

A Song of Ascents.

125:1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
 which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
 so the Lord surrounds his people,
 from this time forth and forevermore.
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
 on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
 their hands to do wrong.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
 and to those who are upright in their hearts!
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
 the Lord will lead away with evildoers!
 Peace be upon Israel!

Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears the Lord

A Song of Ascents.

128:1 Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
 who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
 you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
 within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
 around your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
 who fears the Lord.

The Lord bless you from Zion!
 May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
 all the days of your life!
May you see your children’s children!
 Peace be upon Israel!

They Have Afflicted Me from My Youth

A Song of Ascents.

129:1 “Greatly [1] have they afflicted me from my youth”—
 let Israel now say—
“Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth,
 yet they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed upon my back;
 they made long their furrows.”
The Lord is righteous;
 he has cut the cords of the wicked.
May all who hate Zion
 be put to shame and turned backward!
Let them be like the grass on the housetops,
 which withers before it grows up,
with which the reaper does not fill his hand
 nor the binder of sheaves his arms,
nor do those who pass by say,
 “The blessing of the Lord be upon you!
 We bless you in the name of the Lord!”

My Soul Waits for the Lord

A Song of Ascents.

130:1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
 O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
 to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
 O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
 that you may be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
 and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
 more than watchmen for the morning,
 more than watchmen for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the Lord!
 For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
 and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
 from all his iniquities.